Senior Director, IT

Cambridge, MA, US
Aug 23, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Black Diamond Therapeutics is a precision oncology medicine company pioneering the discovery and development of small molecule, tumor-agnostic therapies. Black Diamond targets undrugged mutations in patients with genetically defined cancers for whom limited treatment options currently exist. Black Diamond is built upon a deep understanding of cancer genetics, protein structure and function, and medicinal chemistry. The Company's proprietary technology platform, Mutation-Allostery-Pharmacology, or MAP, platform, is designed to allow Black Diamond to analyze population-level genetic sequencing data to identify oncogenic mutations that promote cancer across tumor types, group these mutations into families and develop a single small molecule therapy in a tumor-agnostic manner that targets a specific family of mutations.

Reporting to the COO & CG, the incumbent will coordinate the evaluation, deployment and management of current and future systems across the organization.

  • Develops and maintains an appropriate 2-4 years' IT roadmap and organizational structure that supports the needs of the business.
  • Aligns use of various platforms to deliver a more streamlined user experience.
  • Finds solutions to enable Black Diamond to maintain and enhance our distributed outsourced model.
  • Assesses infrastructure and technology-related risks and establish mitigative measures.
  • Develops training required for employee population to transition to and best utilize new technology.
  • Supervises and enables efforts of Manager, IT & Facilities.
  • Coordinates with the R&D team to support the implementation of tools for computational chemistry, structural biology, medicinal chemistry and clinical operations.
  • Develops, tracks, and controls the IT annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Establishes IT departmental goals, objectives, and operating procedures.
  • Maintains and evolves IT processes and procedures.
  • Performs business analytics & project management for IT related projects.
  • Manages third-party vendor relationships and assesses quality of deliverables.
  • Ensures IT system operation adheres to applicable FDA and other applicable laws and regulations.
  • Assesses and works to mitigate risk across the company related to information technology and usage.
  • Keeps current with trends and issues in the IT industry, including current technologies and prices - advises, counsels, and educates leadership on their competitive or financial impact.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum: 10 -12 years of experience managing IT service delivery in a biopharma company, preferably including experience in small startup or early stage companies with a demonstrated track record of growth and IT accomplishments
  • Ability to think strategically and understand trends in technology, along with being able to translate these trends into opportunities for ongoing improvement
  • Strong communicator with ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers and external resources
  • Excellent written and communication skills, including engagement and communication with \u2018C' suite executives
  • Strong people management skills: Ability to bring groups together on a common goal
  • Qualities of integrity and respect for the team
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical business practices including research and development
  • Experience with Information Security concepts, tools and best practice preferred
  • Strong project management skills; experience in organizing, planning and executing projects from vision through implementation, involving internal personnel, contractors and vendors; ability to analyze project needs and determine resources needed to meet objectives
  • Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner
  • Able to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform he essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; used hands to fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb be stairs; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to 20 lbs.

Black Diamond Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes and encourages all applications. Diversity and inclusion are important core values and will encourage our creativity and growth as a company. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected will be invited for an interview.